Resources for Families

Helpful Links

Insurance and Benefits 

Florida KidCare

Health insurance for children from birth through age 18

 

Disability Benefits

Apply through the Social Security Administration, for children under the age of 18

 

Diabetes 

Type 1 Diabetes MOD Squad

Educates parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on children’s rights, including how to deal with diabetes in school

 

Diabetes Camp for Kids

American Diabetes Association

 

Carbohydrate Counting and Diabetes

A meal planning tool from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

 

Carbohydrate Counting 101

Resource for people with diabetes to manage food intake and keep blood glucose (sugar) within target range, from the Joslin Diabetes Center

 

Carbohydrate Guide

Resource from Diabetes Care and Education and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Nutrition 

Kids Eat Right

Pediatric nutrition advice by age, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Fruits & Veggies More Matters

Health initiative to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and make it an easy choice

 

Resources 

Vaccine & Immunization Schedule

As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

MyMedSchedule

Free medication schedules, reminders and health tracker

 

Children’s Medical Services

Special services for children with special needs

 

Florida Health Women’s, Infants and Children program (WIC)

Federally funded nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and referrals for health care at no cost

 

Florida Department of Children and Families ACCESS

Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS): connect with your public assistance information

 

Congenital Heart Disease

World’s largest information resource for pediatric congenital heart disease